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Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Toddler Snacks- Homemade Chicken Nuggets Recipe

These homemade chicken nuggets are flavorful, moist, and crispy! These healthy chicken nuggets can be deep-fried or baked for a delicious weeknight meal or snack that your toddler and the entire family will love.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 3 small potatoes
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilies (optional)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • salt to taste


  • Blend uncooked chicken, onion, potatoes, ginger, and green chilies to paste in a blender or food processor
  • Mix turmeric, salt, coriander powder, and pepper into the mixture
  • With wet hands, flatten the mixture into small nugget patties. Roll the nugget into bread crumbs, pressing gently for crumbs to adhere
  • Deep Fry- Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the nugget patties to the pan (work in batches if needed) and brown on each side, about 7-8 minutes total. Use a spatula to transfer the chicken nuggets to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Bake- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the baking sheet with cooking spray, space the nuggets evenly on them, and bake them at 375˚F for 12-15 min on the middle rack, flipping them over halfway through baking


How to Store the Chicken Nuggets
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven or the microwave.
How to Freeze the Chicken Nuggets
To freeze these homemade chicken nuggets, let them cool completely, then evenly space them out on a baking tray lined with parchment/wax paper (or a silicone baking mat) and flash-freeze them until they are hardened.
Once they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe container or ziplock bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat in the oven or the microwave.
Keyword Chicken Nuggets, Toddler recipes
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